Holistic Counselling with Ocean Lum

Victoria Canada

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About Holistic Counselling with Ocean Lum

Regardless of who you are, your past, your religious views, your gender, your sexual preferences—pain, suffering, confusion and heartache are part of life. With counselling these events can be used as an opportunity for growth, healing, and transformation.

I’ve been involved in the field of Psychology since 1984. With a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, I work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Health and wellness occur when body, mind, emotions, and spirit are integrated. Therefore, my approach to therapy is holistic: addressing and integrating, body, mind, heart, and spirit. I have a special interest in a holistic approach to depression and anxiety, and existential concerns.

My clinical practice integrates the wisdom traditions of the East and West. Science is now validating the  teachings and practices of yoga and mindfulness. The research on mindfulness and neuroscience is burgeoning. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to rewire itself, indicates that change is possible on any level, at any age, under any conditions.The practices of yoga and mindfulness are being used in medicine, sports, business, education and counselling.

My clinical practice rests on the foundation of Carl Rogers’ “unconditional positive regard” for my clients. Depending on the individual, their interests and situation, I draw on narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, choice and somatic based therapies.

Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, and therapeutic yoga techniques also inform my work. By focusing in the here and now, a deeper level of truth arises rather than being lost in the narrative of a story. As a yoga instructor, I incorporate simple yogic practices that manage anxiety and stress. I am currently studying somatic work, which uses the body to help regulate the nervous system. Only when the body feels safe, can healing occur.

For individuals wishing to transition gender, I provide hormone readiness assessments.

It’s important to choose a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation to help you decide. As per the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors guidelines, my fee is $145/hour. I also offer a limited number of sliding scale spots for those in financial need.

Feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation: ocean@oceanlum.com or 250-382-3810.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Einstein

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Submitted by Patricia Parkins on Monday, May 10, 2021

Grateful for Ocean

I discovered Ocean Lum's classes through a friend who thought her approach would help me with my ongoing depression. She was right. Ocean's gentle yoga classes, infused with meditation, colour chakra visualization, vocal sounding, excerpts of profound poetry - combine to reach the deepest parts of me. I love how she invites sharing among the participants, how she is so honest about her own journey, and how her beautiful voice puts me into a sacred space when i am with her. Ocean's classes are like no other. l am grateful.

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Submitted by Gordon Wolfe on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Counselling/yoga/mindfulness meditation

I am grateful for my time with Ocean. Her counselling was helpful for me in differentiating between what I imagined was real and what was actually real. Her gentle questions led me to have a look at my life from a new and fresh perspective, allowing me the freedom to make different choices moving forward. Her yoga and mindfulness meditation classes complimented her counselling, lending strength to body and mind.

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